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Old 11-08-10, 09:06 AM   #1
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Tick From Front Wheel

I've got a very quiet tick sound coming from the front wheel. Going straight you can barely hear it but when I make a hard right it gets much louder. I checked the spokes and they're all evenly tensioned so I'm assuming it has to be in the sealed bearings. Anything else I should check?
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I would check for spots where the rim hits the brake pad first. I had a tick driving me nuts for two years, turns out it was the magnet for the computer being too close to where two spokes crossed!
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sounds dont always come from where they seem.
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Hmmm, it does seem to be once per revolution and can't be duplicated when the wheel isn't loaded. I'll have to look at the spokes again.
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Check where spokes cross and touch each others. Sometimes grease and dirt can make them stick togther and make a ticking sound. Also lossen and then re-lock your quick release to ensure the wheel is propely seated.
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I have had valve stems tap (rattle) on the rim hole I my stems are smooth so I will wrap tape around it to stop the noise if you have the lock screws make sure they are snug after inflating the tube.
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Is your speed sensor making contact with the magnet. I have had that happen. Unloaded, the magnet clears the sensor. Under load, it makes contact and causes a ticking noise which gets louder in turns as the spokes are deflected even further.

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Is your speed sensor making contact with the magnet. I have had that happen. Unloaded, the magnet clears the sensor. Under load, it makes contact and causes a ticking noise which gets louder in turns as the spokes are deflected even further.

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Ditto for me - drove me nuts till I figured it out.
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